Philahoops Recruiting: 2013 Math, Civics + Science F Jeremiah Worthem

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Jeremiah Worthem has built a reputation for being one of the tougher interior players in the city over the last few years, but the former power forward is trying to develop his perimeter game as he enters his final year in high school.

If his performance in Wednesday night’s 18th-annual All-City Classic was any indication, Worthem could indeed be in for a big senior season at Math, Civics and Sciences. The 6-foot-6 wing showed off an improved handle and hit three 3-pointers while scoring 14 points as his White Team won 107-98 in the nightcap of the three-game event.

“He came to us as a freshman and really wasn’t altogether developed, he wasn’t really ranked, a lot of people didn’t know about him,” said Math, Civics and Sciences head coach Dan Jackson. “He improved as a freshman and then as a sophomore he helped us win the state championship. He’s still in the learning process and still has a ways to go as far as knowing what to do and the right way to do it but overall he’s a good kid and he’s developing and working hard every day.” Read the rest of this entry »


All-City Classic: Freshman game spotlights two young point guards

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The opening game of the 2012 All-City Classic showcased some of the city’s best rising sophomores, young kids fresh off their first season of high school basketball.

While all of the players involved were still in various stages of development both physically and mentally, it was clear that some of Philadelphia’s younger high school players are already destined for high-major college ball.

The two Most Valuable Player awards in the freshman game went to the two starting point guards, The Haverford School’s Sammy Foreman and Neumann-Goretti’s Lamarr Kimble, who are teammates on the AAU circuit with Team Final (Pa.). Read the rest of this entry »


New Atlantic 10 Additions Cause Philly Schedule Issues

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It’s been quite a few years since the Atlantic 10 was an honest name for the conference, with membership fluctuating between 11 and 14 institutions for the better part of the last two decades. The addition of Virginia Commonwealth University and Butler University to the fold for the 2012-13 season gives the A-10 a league-record 16 competing members, which could have a bit of an effect on the Philadelphia basketball scene.

The league’s numbers will retract back to 14 next season with the loss of Temple (Big East) and Charlotte (C-USA), but for one season a conference that’s suddenly one of the largest in the country is going to have to do quite a bit of schedule adjusting. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on May 29, 2012 in Basketball, Columns, Philahoops, Sports


United States vs. China: May 27, 2012

Original Article: Yahoo! Sports

CHESTER, Pa. — Alex Morgan continued her impressive 2012, scoring a pair of goals to lead the United States past the People’s Republic of China 4-1 in front of a crowd of 18,573 at PPL Park on Sunday.

Morgan’s speed was too much for the Chinese backline as the former Cal star continues to build on a quickly-improving international resume. The 5-foot-7 forward has six goals in the team’s last four games and five multi-goal games in just her second full year playing for the women’s national team.

“I think my touch has been on a little bit more,” she said afterward. “I just feel a lot more comfortable, getting more playing time and playing…up top with Abby (Wambach), we anticipate each other really well.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on May 27, 2012 in Gamers, Soccer, Sports, Sports Xchange


Streater looking to catch on with Raiders

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A school-record 12 Temple Owls found their way into NFL camps this offseason, the latest step in the program’s rapid evolution over the last few years. Nine of those 12 were signed as rookie free agents, passed over in the draft but given a chance to prove themselves and maybe win a coveted spot on a 53-man roster.

One of those nine was wide receiver Rod Streater, who signed with the Oakland Raiders the day following the 2012 NFL Draft.

“My biggest thing was to find a team that loved me and felt like I could help the team,” Streater told OwlScoop this week. “As time went on and (after) the draft was over, I heard from 20 or more teams. I knew if I wasn’t going to be drafted, I was going with the Raiders. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on May 26, 2012 in Features, Football,, Sports


Philahoops Recruiting: 2013 Neumann-Goretti F John Davis

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The Neumann-Goretti Saints have been one of the more dominant teams in Pennsylvania over the last few years, winning three straight PIAA Class AAA state titles and four consecutive city titles.

For a program that has defined success in the area, rising senior John Davis has typified Neumann-Goretti basketball in his time at the school.

“(Davis) is a winner, he’s the type of player that helps you win games when you put him on the floor,” Neumann-Goretti head coachCarl Arrigale told Philahoops. “He’s been a very good player for us since pretty much Day 1.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on May 21, 2012 in Basketball, Features, Philahoops


Duke vs. Colgate: May 20, 2012

Original Article: Chicago Tribune/Sports Xchange

PHILADELPHIA — Robert Rotanz led a potent Duke attack with a career-high five goals as the Duke Blue Devils beat the Colgate Raiders 17-6 in the quarterfinals of the NCAA men’s lacrosse tournament on Sunday.

Early on, it looked like the upstart Raiders would give the Blue Devils all they could handle. Colgate (14-4) took a 4-2 lead on freshman Ryan Walsh’s goal with 3:58 remaining in the first quarter, but it was all Duke after that.

“Everybody knew we needed to settle down,” Duke senior Justin Turri said about a timeout taken by head coach John Danowski following that Walsh goal. “It was a big, deep breath timeout, regain our focus. You could tell some guys early on had to get some jitters out.”

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Posted by on May 20, 2012 in Gamers, Lacrosse, Sports, Sports Xchange


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